Today while re-reading “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success” by Deepak Chopra, I was reminded of the true meaning of Success. Even though I know this in my head, it has not fully expanded to my heart and therefore I forget! Sometimes I get driven by things that do not matter because I have an old fear- based program that tells me success is “the ability to make a good monetary living.” Then I think back to four short years ago when I was told by my doctor, “You are very lucky to be alive young lady”, and I realize all the money in the world would not have made a difference to my mind, body, or spirit in that moment. As a refresher, I wanted to share a couple paragraphs from Deepak’s book. May you feel peace hearing these truths.
“There are many aspects to success; material wealth is only one component. Moreover, success is a journey, not a destination. material abundance, in all its expressions, happens to be one of those things that makes the journey more enjoyable. But success also includes good health, energy and enthusiasm for life, fulfilling relationships, creative freedom, emotional and psychological stability, a sense of well-being, and peace of mind.
Even with the experience of all these things, we will remain unfulfilled unless we nurture the seeds of divinity inside us. In reality, we are divinity in disguise, and the gods and goddesses in embryo that are contained within us seek to be fully materialized. True success is therefore the experience of the miraculous. It is the unfolding of the divinity within us. It is the perception of divinity wherever we go, in whatever we perceive – in the eyes of a child, in the beautify of a flower, in the flight of a bird. When we begin to experience our life as the miraculous expression of divinity – not occasionally, but al the time – then we will know the true meaning of success.” ~ Deepak Chopra, “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success”